Gulf of Mexico: Future of offshore drilling--risks and rewards

2010-09-29 by News, Sports, and Art

The Anchorage Chapter of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) and UAA will co-sponsor a free public forum on the future of offshore drilling in Alaska. The focus of the forum is navigating the risk/reward spectrum. The purpose of the forum will be to present a variety of perspectives to the public, and to conduct a deliberative discussion surrounding the benefits and risks of Arctic drilling within the contexts of:

  • addressing oil spills in an ice environment
  • risk mitigation (prevention, paying for spill damages)
  • benefits of Alaska offshore development

Panelists will include:
David Ramseur, Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Begich
Mayor Edward Itta, North Slope Borough
Pete Slaiby, General Manager, Shell Oil Alaska Co.
John Schoen, Senior Scientist, Alaska Audubon Society

The forum will be moderated by Michael Carey, host of Anchorage Edition and Running on KAKM public television and guest columnist for the Anchorage Daily News. Panelists will take questions from the audience following their presentation.

The IAEE is an organization of corporate, government, academic and scientific economists dedicated solely to the education of the public on energy economic issues.

This podcast was recorded Sept. 2010.

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